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Mo Farah’s Reaction To Tokyo Olympics Postponement

The fourth time Olympics Champion Mo Farah has reacted to Tokyo Olympics Postponement with some elation. Feel the postponement will not affect him from featuring in rescheduled Olympics despite he will be 38 years by then.

“Olympics was about the last thing to get cancelled. In a way obviously it’s disappointing it has been cancelled but I am glad it has been cancelled,” Farah told Talksport radio on Friday.

Farah, who won Olympics gold in the 5 000m and 10 000m at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, added a delay was preferable to trying to fit in an Olympics without sufficient training time and warm-up races.  

“In a way we could have been in a far worse situation, there are no races leading up to it, athletes can’t test themselves,” he said.

“I would probably need about six, seven, eight races beforehand to see what kind of shape I am in,” explained Farah. “It is what it is and it gives us another year of preparation.

“At the moment, nobody is thinking about that. I am still running every day, just trying to get through this crisis time”, he added.

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